NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – May 25, 2017
Updates on the Penguins, Senators, Predators and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
TSN: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan believes it’s reasonable to assume sidelined forward Patric Hornqvist and defenseman Justin Schultz rejoin the lineup for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final tonight.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators forward Zack Smith hopes to do a better job containing Penguins star Evgeni Malkin in Game 7.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The winner of this series faces the Nashville Predators in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, which begins on Monday, May 29.
THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher missed his club’s final two games of the Western Conference Final with an apparent head injury. However, he could be ready to return to the roster for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
BSN DENVER: The Colorado Avalanche received permission from the Toronto Maple Leafs to speak with assistant general manager Kyle Dubas. That’s sparked speculation Dubas could be hired as the Avs new GM.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If that’s the case, I’m assuming current GM Joe Sakic would remain as the Avs executive vice president. The Leafs willingness to allow Dubas to speak to the Avalanche suggests he no longer fits into their long-term front-office plans.
STLTODAY: The St. Louis Blues hired Darryl Sydor as an assistant coach.
ARIZONA SPORTS: The Arizona Coyotes have hired former minor-league player Craig Cunningham as a pro scout. Cunningham, former captain of the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate in Tucson, had his playing career ended by cardiac arrest during a game last November, resulting in the amputation of part of one leg.
NBC SPORTS: The Dallas Stars reportedly hired former Detroit Red Wings goalie coach Jim Bedard.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Blackhawks have unveiled their plans to host next month’s NHL Draft.